From release: “Around The World In 80 Days” now has a confirmed release date, as part of the 2021 Christmas TV season in the UK, starting with a double bill on Boxing Day Sunday Dec. 26 on BBC1 at 5.50pm and 6.40pm. The famous story plays out over eight episodes, each around 50 minutes long. For its US release date, Around the World In 80 Days will be shown on PBS Masterpiece from Jan. 2, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET.
The drama will also air on France Televisions, Germany’s ZDF, Italy’s RAI and on Channel 7 in Australia.
“Around The World in 80 Days” actually made its world premiere in Cannes on Sunday October 10 at 9pm, with a screening of the first two episodes at the fourth edition of Canneseries in Cannes, France. It was unveiled in the ‘Out of Competition’ section during the Festival’s Season 04 at the Palais des Festival et des Congrès in parallel with the 37th edition of MIPCOM, the World’s Largest Entertainment Content Market.
A 35-second trailer for “Around The World In 80 Days” has just been released and the production does look amazing.
“Around The World In 80 Days” locations
Filming of “Around The World In 80 Days” began in February 2020 but was interrupted by the global pandemic, so the shoot had to picked up again later that year and in early 2021, finishing in March. Filming occurred all over Europe including Romania at Castel Film Studios and Croatia, plus South Africa.
“Around the World In 80 Days” star David Tennant as Phileas Fogg on the run. (Image credit: BBC)
In Around The World In 80 Days, David Tennant plays Phileas Fogg an upperclass English gent who has a bet with his friends at the Reform Club that he can circumnavigate the world in just 80 days. Then he sets out to prove it, with plenty of global adventures along the way.
David Tennant is a Scottish actor who’s most famous for playing British sci-fi icon Doctor Who from 2006 to 2010. He went on to star in ITV crime drama Broadchurch, and recently he portrayed serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the creepy ITV drama Des. All can be seen on streaming service BritBox.
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“Around The World In 80 Days” star Leonie Benesch as young journalist Abigail Fix. (Image credit: BBC)
Joining David Tennant in Around The World In 80 Days are rising French star, Ibrahim Koma (Je Suis Daddy, Mother is Wrong) as Passepartout, the mercurial chancer whose role as Fogg’s valet ends up changing his life forever. Meanwhile, Leonie Benesch, who was Prince Philip’s sister Cecilie in The Crown on Netflix, is playing Abigail Fix, a young journalist determined to make her mark in a man’s world and emerge from the shadow of her British establishment father.
The impressive cast also includes Jason Watkins (Des) as Bernard Fortescue, Peter Sullivan (Poldark) as Nyle Bellamy, Lindsay Duncan (A Discovery Of Witches) as Jane Digby, Giovanni Scifoni (DOC – Nelle Tue Mani) as Niccolo Moretti, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Clemency Rowbotham and Faical Elkihel (The Spy) as Sheik Medjuel el Mezrab.
Also look out for Dolly Wells (Dracula) as Estella, Richard Wilson (One Foot In The Grave, Merlin) as Grayson, Anthony Flanagan (The Terror) as Thomas Needing and Gary Beadle (Patrick Melrose) as Bass Reeves, while Ashley Pharoah (Life On Mars, Ashes to Ashes) leads the writing team on the series.
Ibrahim Koma as Passepartout in “Around The World In 80 Days”. (Image credit: BBC)
Stay tuned! Even before Around The World in 80 Days has been shown, it’s been revealed that a second series of a Jules Verne classic and the same production team are making Journey To The Centre of The Earth. This production could be shown in either late 2022 or 2023 and will be released worldwide.
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